General Computing Magazine

  1. Retail IT VARs: Your Key To Increased Profitability
    10/18/2012

    One of the challenges I often hear about from retail IT VARs regarding switching to a managed services model is coping with the way money flows into their company. Many of you are used to getting large lump sums of money for your work as opposed to the smaller steady stream associated with recurring revenue models. The large lump sum might help in the short term and actually be a necessity to keep your business afloat, but a steady stream can be the key to a more profitable and stable company if you make the transition. Keep that thought in mind for a minute.

  2. See How Easily You Can Add VoIP To Your Managed Services Offering
    10/18/2012

    MSPs can play a key role in upgrading their customers’ phone systems and create another recurring revenue stream at the same time.

  3. Q&A: 4 Cloud Storage Questions Your Customers Demand Answers To
    10/18/2012

    Understanding your customers’ cloud computing fears and objections plays a big part in being able to win their trust — and their hybrid storage business.

  4. Storage: Don’t Overlook This Critical Video Surveillance Component
    10/18/2012

    With the expansion of IP-based video surveillance systems, improvements in camera technology, and demand for video data to enable other types of applications, storage requirements for video surveillance systems have grown exponentially. In large installations involving hundreds of cameras, the needs of these systems can quickly scale to hundreds of terabytes (even petabytes) of storage.

  5. Integrator Leans On Distributor For Help With 170 Camera Surveillance System
    10/18/2012

    Security specialist VTI saved hundreds of man-hours of labor by having its value-added distributor help out on a large camera and storage project.

  6. Don’t Miss The Next Wave In Virtualization
    10/18/2012

    If you’ve held off thus far from selling virtualization solutions, now is a good time to get educated on this huge opportunity — and avoid missing the upcoming opportunities.

  7. 3 Steps To Become A Virtualization Expert
    9/17/2012

    This MSP implemented a radical new business strategy, which led to a doubling of its profits three years in a row.

  8. Managed Security Solutions Head To The Cloud
    9/17/2012

    The shift to cloud-based solutions presents new competitive challenges to VARs and MSPs.

  9. Unified Communications Systems Take Off
    9/17/2012

    There is ample opportunity for resellers to differentiate themselves in the emerging UC market.

  10. Advice On Pricing Your Managed Services
    9/17/2012

    Choosing the right model and appropriate monthly price can be two of the most daunting tasks you’ll ever face as an MSP (managed services provider).